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Overcoming Struggles to Follow Your Dreams
We've had some amazing guests on our podcast, from global CEOs, pioneers in Women in Leadership, fantastic authors, to amazing scientists who have enlightened the world with their ground-breaking research - extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. But we don't often get to hear about the ordinary people. What struggles do ordinary people go through trying to do extraordinary work?
In this podcast, Amrit's guest Nazia Sarkar, shares her own journey of following her dreams - the highs and lows and the achievements whilst battling her own demons of imposter syndrome - something all of us will relate to.
With recent examples at the highest levels of government both in the UK and in the US, what many thought was something relegated to the past, it seems bullying is still very much a part of the modern workplace. Whilst many of us would like to believe bullying doesn't go on in our organisations, how do you know? How can you be sure? The topic of this week's podcast is workplace bullying.
In a world that seems to be more divided than ever, one has to question how we've managed to become so intolerant to even willing to listen to the views of opposing beliefs. What are beliefs? Are they so clear as to be 'wrong' or 'right'? How did the ancient philosophers seek to make sense of the beliefs of others? How would they have achieved this if they had a view that one belief was 'right' making the other 'wrong'? This is the topic of this week's podcast - making sense of opposing beliefs to understand others better.
2020 will go down in history as a year that devastated lives and livelihoods, and has left people with huge uncertainty about the future. Resilience is the ability to bounce back and we know how important health and wellbeing is for resilience, but what role does hope play? Hope is critical for humans, we need to know there is hope to avoid despair, but where do we get it from? With the U.S. elections complete, the world is filled with hope and euphoria, with the first black female Vice-President Elect giving hope to women across the world of what might be possible. Join Amrit as he explores how we develop hope to keep us going through challenging times.
The Language of Leadership: David Marquet
We all know the impact of employee engagement and engaging leadership, but despite knowing this, it can still be difficult to let go of control and the engrained behaviours of being in charge. How would you cope if you had no choice but to let go? What can we learn about the language of leadership? David Marquet, the former captain of the nuclear submarine the Santa Fe and author of the book 'Turn the Ship Around' and 'leadership is Language' joins Amrit to share his experience and his insights.
Our productivity at work is often measured through how much we achieve, and rarely through the quality of our thinking. Without great thoughts, it's hard to achieve great work. We need to find a balance between thinking and doing but all too often, thinking takes a back seat, as we struggle to get everything we need to get done in a day. Join Amrit as he shares his own personal story of how he got into reflective practice and the impact it's had on him.